Have trouble falling asleep?
Try this 10-item sleep hygiene checklist! - ✔️1) Turn off the BLUE-LIGHT on your cell-phone!
✔️2) DON'T WATCH TV within at least an hour of going to bed (I know, the new ___Insert new streaming show____ season is out, but save it for tomorrow!)
✔️3) Try to AVOID EATING right before bed! Which leads me to...
✔️4) NO CAFFEINE before bed!
✔️5) TREAT YOUR BED AS A SLEEP SANCTUARY! Treat your bed as a place where you intend on sleeping. This means no work or eating where you sleep? (Ideally, only get in bed when you fully intend on sleeping)
✔️6) EXERCISE! If you exercise daily, you improve average hours slept as well as quality of sleep!
✔️7) STORE YOUR PHONE ACROSS THE ROOM! This truly helps by not having distractions within reach! It also will force you to get out of bed to turn off the alarm. Say goodbye to snoozing in the morning!
✔️8) TRY MINDFULNESS EXERCISES! Be gentle with yourself! Try to stay present in the moment so you aren't thinking about tomorrow or "If I get to sleep now, I will get ____ hours of sleep.."
✔️9) If you keep thinking, write down a lit of to-do items for your list tomorrow! Tomorrow's a new day, and you'll have more opportunities to get everything done then!
✔️10) Get to bed with adequate time to sleep 6 to 8 hours!!! - Of course there are hundreds of other things that you can do, but try these and let me know how it goes!